NCAA Names Louisville Host City for Seven Post Season Events during Next Four Years
Louisville, Ky. –April 18, 2017 – The NCAA has selected Louisville as the host city for seven post-season championships to be held from 2018 through 2022; these events will generate an estimated $20 million economic impact for the community.
The awarding of these events is a result of bids submitted by the athletic departments at NCAA Division I member University of Louisville, NCAA Division II member Bellarmine University, and NCAA Division III member Spalding University in partnership with the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC).
“Earning the opportunity to host seven NCAA championships during the next four years is fantastic news for our community,” said Karl Schmitt, president & CEO of the Louisville Sports Commission. “The NCAA’s decision to award Louisville these post-season events is a tribute to our vibrant hospitality industry, our community’s affinity for hosting major sporting events, and the great partnerships the Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Sports Commission enjoy with our local universities.”
“We look forward to creating great experiences for the thousands of NCAA student-athletes, fans, and media who will participate in these championships during the next four years,” Schmitt continued.
The complete list of NCAA events awarded to Louisville:
- DI Women’s Field Hockey Championship, Trager Stadium (Nov. 16-18, 2018)
- DI Men’s Basketball Regional, KFC Yum! Center (March 28 and 30, 2019)
- DI Men’s Golf Regional, University of Louisville Golf Club (May 12-15, 2019)
- DIII Cross Country Championship, E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park (Nov. 23, 2019)
- DI Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Regional, E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park (May 13, 2020)
- DI Women’s Golf Regional, University of Louisville Golf Club (May 10-12, 2021)
- DIII Cross Country National Championships, E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park (Nov. 20, 2021)